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#1 AJAS SERVICES

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Posted 10 October 2015 - 08:14 AM

Hi! Friends,

 

One of our customer has a Seafood processing facility built with PUF panels, we are facing a issue of condensation in the processing plant. 

Can any one provide a better solution to avoid the condensation on the roof and the product contamination.

 



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Posted 10 October 2015 - 08:35 AM

Hi! Friends,

 

One of our customer has a Seafood processing facility built with PUF panels, we are facing a issue of condensation in the processing plant. 

Can any one provide a better solution to avoid the condensation on the roof and the product contamination.

 

Hi Ajas,

 

what is PUF ?

 

Roof = (internal) ceiling ?

 

Perhaps the humidity is excessive ? Steam cooker ? ventilation ? ie some knowledge of the process might help.


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Posted 10 October 2015 - 08:38 AM

No ther is no steam, its iced product handling area with a controlled temperature



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Posted 10 October 2015 - 09:06 AM

No ther is no steam, its iced product handling area with a controlled temperature

 

and PUF ?

 

what level of temperature, 30degC ? humidity > 90% ?

 

false ceiling ?

 

extraction fans ?


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Posted 11 October 2015 - 02:05 PM

Hi! Friends,

 

One of our customer has a Seafood processing facility built with PUF panels, we are facing a issue of condensation in the processing plant. 

Can any one provide a better solution to avoid the condensation on the roof and the product contamination.

The following link takes you to a very interesting article about condensation on ceilings: http://goo.gl/2Rbq1c

 

Although the condensation is not something to be minimized, rarely it assessed from the point of view of the risks associated with food safety.



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Posted 11 October 2015 - 03:28 PM

Ventilation is your answer... somehow get some ventilation in there, be it Air conditioning or whatever. Condensation is a known carrier of listeria.


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Posted 11 October 2015 - 03:57 PM

Useful article Jel.

I know from my home this time of year our windows have a lot of condensation in the mornings. What do we expect our houses are almost sealed units with double glazed windows, cavity wall insulation, loft insulation; throw in five people washing, showering and breathing, that's a lot of airborne water.


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Posted 12 October 2015 - 11:06 AM

Hi! Friends,

 

One of our customer has a Seafood processing facility built with PUF panels, we are facing a issue of condensation in the processing plant. 

Can any one provide a better solution to avoid the condensation on the roof and the product contamination.

Hi Ajas - as mentioned, ventilation is key. You do need to provide further details. Most obvious cause will be the temperature difference in the building (and humidity) and whatever is the other side of the ceiling ? If the process area is say 8c and an outside temp is 30c with little between such as PUF panels and the roof.........well its going to get covered!! 2 possible solutions: More insulation from outside temps and/or ventilation or extraction. I know of a plant running warm air vent across the top of the room with extraction. No condensation causing them problems and the room sits around 5c :)







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